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Seafoam at Fluids Change

Discussion in 'Technical Chat' started by afd23a, Dec 15, 2008.

  1. Dec 15, 2008 at 7:39 AM
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    afd23a

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    I tried Seafoam for the first time yesterday and man what a difference. That stuff is great!! Definately runs a lot better..... and I thought it ran good to begin with. :rolleyes: Smoother, quieter, better acceleration. I've never seen this big a difference from a fuel system cleaner. I'll be recommending this to all my pals. Did it just before changing my oil, differential, and tranny fluids all over to AMSoil synthetics. Now I'm good to go :D.

    Thanks to tacomaman06 and all the others who have recommended this stuff.
     
  2. Dec 15, 2008 at 8:39 AM
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    good deal man. the seafoam really does the trick. we seafoamed my buddys jeep and honda accord yesterday. no complaints from either of them at all............well.....'cept maybe from smoking out their neighbors a bit!!:D
     
  3. Dec 15, 2008 at 8:45 AM
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    I used Seafoam on my mother's 97 Corolla. 122,000 miles worth of crud came out the tailpipe, THICK smoke for a good 10 minutes. She says it runs like a new car now!
     
  4. Dec 15, 2008 at 8:50 AM
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    thats the way that jeep and honda were yesterday bro. and i also cleaned the throttle body on the honda.....................holy crap the plate on the tb was cruddy as hell. yeah......my buddy doesnt know alot about the mechanical aspects of things.:D
     
  5. Dec 15, 2008 at 8:55 AM
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    Yeah, there was some smoke, but a breeze made it more bearable.....at least in my yard. Too bad for the neighbors!

    I might try it on my parent's 85 tercel that has over 200k on it. :devil:
     
  6. Dec 15, 2008 at 8:56 AM
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    that tercel's gonna smoke for a while!!!:D
     
  7. Dec 15, 2008 at 8:58 AM
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    I can't wait!!
     
  8. Dec 15, 2008 at 9:02 AM
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    that smoke is probably capable of making people have three headed babies who grow up and drive Ridgelines, but I kinda like the smell. (not that i TRY and stand in it)
     
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    I think I might try it on my 87 pickup that currently isnt running(once i get it running again) and my 03 taco when change my oil next
     
  10. Dec 16, 2008 at 6:51 PM
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    How would I go about using seafoam in a 1st gen 3.4 v6? I'm kind of a noob when it comes to this stuff.
     
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    while the truck is running........unclamp the brake booster line on the driverside firewall, then shove the brake booster hose into the seafoam. suck about half the can out.........then hook brake booster back up. turn truck off for 5 minutes...then crank back up. watch out...........it'll smoke like a freight train!!! pour the rest in the gas tank.
     
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    What is this seafoam and how do you use it??
     
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    its a combustion chamber cleaner/fuel injection cleaner/addative....see above post.
     
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    start the engine and let it get warm. disconnect the vacuum hose from the brake booster, cover it with your thumb so the engine doesn't stall.

    put a funnel (here's how i do it) in the end of the hose, use your finger to plug the hole in the inside of the funnel. pour the seafoam into the funnel and use your finger to let it slowly drain into the hose. do that until about 1/2 the can is empty.

    kill the engine, reconnect the hose to the brake booster, let it sit for about 10-15 minutes. fire the engine and prepare to explain to the neighbors your truck is NOT on fire!
     
  15. Dec 16, 2008 at 7:43 PM
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    Can you use SeaFoam just in the gas tank say at every oil change interval? Just to keep the plumbing clean....that way you stay clean for those million miles we all are shooting for.
     
  16. Dec 16, 2008 at 7:45 PM
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    you can use it just in the gas tank...............kinda like you would a f.i. cleaner/fuel system cleaner.................but you may need to watch how many ounces you put in.
     
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